“The Centurions Program, now the Colson Fellows program, transformed my life. Since 1997, I’ve been practicing as a pediatric physical therapist in a very small, rural Indiana community. I love to help children reach past the limitations the world places on them. However, over the years of serving these families, I’ve seen how the pressures and stressors of raising a child with a disability becomes overwhelming to the family. I often tell people that participating in Chuck Colson’s 2006 program challenged me to think differently about my service to these children. Also, after years of thinking of how to make a bigger impact, I realized there wasn’t really a platform for families raising children with disabilities to receive Christian worldview training. So by faith, in 2012 we started a nonprofit ministry, Victory Lane Camp, which merged pediatric physical therapy, worldview education and community building. Victory Lane Camp essentially combines two sets of families: one raising kids with disabilities and one raising kids without disabilities. We intentionally build ‘deep relationships’ through the camps, provide worldview training at camp, and then facilitate programmed ‘relationship building opportunities’ throughout the calendar year.”
• Brett Fischer, MPT, founder of Victory Lane Camp (www.victorylanecamp.org) in New Castle, Indiana.